My Argentine grandparents spoke often and fondly of their visits to Spain; traveling to “la Madre Patria” was like going home to them. A popular sobriquet for Spain in Latin America, “la Madre Patria” supposedly holds no ideological meaning, but how do you untangle religious symbolism when it’s such a big part of culture and Read More
A 76-year-old grandmother who lost her home to debt chained herself to the gate of Spain’s central bank here Monday and asked Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to address the “injustices” affecting many people in the Iberian nation. Angeles Belmonte was evicted five months ago from her home in the southern town of Nijar when her Read More
One definition of mental illness is repeating something over and over, but expecting a different result. Perhaps that’s why, on April 16, Argentine President Christina Fernández de Kirchner announced a bill for the re-nationalization of YPF, a formerly state-run oil company with majority shares owned by Spanish firm Repsol – the same YPF she supported Read More
Friday Night Cocktails Agua de Valencia (Spanish, water of Valencia) was made for the first time in 1959 by Constante Gil in the bar Café Madrid de Valencia in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is made from a base of cava or champagne (wine), orange juice, vodka and gin. In general, It’s served in pitchers of various sizes and drunk in a broad cocktail Read More
Friday Night Cocktails Sangria, a drink that originated in Spain, is typically created from red wine, fruit juices, soda water, fruit and sometimes brandy. It has become one of the most popular drinks in the world with many restaurants creating their own version. Served over ice it makes for a refreshing cocktail. ¡Salud!